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  1. I've been in possession of a C64 with a 1541 drive for a while now, with very little complaints. However recent games I have purchased for it are making me question if I have bad disks or a stubborn drive. When I began using the drive for the first time - probably the first time the drive has been used in years - it would take 3-4 tries per disk in order to get it working. I even had a mint in the box copy of Space Harrier that I had to try loading a handful of times before it would work. But this would happen with a small handful of disks until they started loading on the first try, and they have been ever since. Most of the disks I've acquired loaded perfectly the first time I took a look at them. However, I'm somewhat concerned about certain disks I have, and I'm not sure if the drive is being stubborn, or if the disks are going bad. Here's what I've documented so far: Ghostbusters - Game works perfectly fine, but on the "Activision" load screen, the drive makes loud grinding / clicking noises, the kind it makes if you try to load a disk and you get a disk read error on the DOS screen. It makes this noise twice, then it goes silent for a while, then it makes it one last time a few moment before the title screen appears. I assumed it was normal, but now not so much. The game loads and plays perfectly fine, so I wasn't sure if it was part of the loading process or not. It's not a pleasant sound, regardless. Back to the Future Part 2 - I am able to get the title screen to load, with the intro animation and music, but when I hit the fire button, the screen goes into that color-changing loading state before it goes white. I can hear the disk spinning, but the head stops moving. It spins for a good few minutes before stopping altogether, leaving me locked on the white screen. A couple of times the screen went from white to black, but other than the color change, zero difference was made in how the drive behaved. Today I decided to try it again, and while it got stuck on the white screen, the drive kept on spinning. Another try brought me back to the DOS screen, which remained completely blank. Castle Wolfenstein: game appears to run fine, but I think I get a clue as to what's up with the disk drive. When I start a new game, on the second text intro screen, the drive makes that clicking noise, but only for a moment. The drive stops completely and at the bottom I get: Disk Error #20 read error, 30,16 Press any key to RETRY Luckily I got my hands on the 1541 manual...it says #20 means "Block header not found", so I assume memory blocks 30 and 16 are unreadable for one reason or another After pressing a key, then the game loads / plays normally. I played through the first few screens and tried to save the game, which did not work. The drive does the same thing as it did when loading a new game, making that momentary clicking noise, and then stopping. I get the following: Disk Error # ...which I find odd, since this gives me no reference number. Loading a previous save is like a dark joke, it appears to load normally, but what I get is a blank room. No doors, keys, or anything. Just you all by yourself, with ten bullets and a grenade. Kinda creepy. So yeah, I'm not sure what's going on, but I want to at least have an idea before I decide to dismantle the whole thing.
  2. have fun OCEANIC--OC-118N--5-25in-Floppy-Disk-Drive-Operation-Manual-OCR.pdf PS: And the Non-OCR-version, as I had some trouble with converting it: OCEANIC--OC-118N--5-25in-Floppy-Disk-Drive-Operation-Manual-NON-OCR.pdf And some pics of my drive:
  3. From the album: My Game Collection

    Commodore 1541 floppy drive, Aquired with my Commodore SX-64 Computer
  4. I was trying to write a demo to floppy and kept running into errors near the end on two different 1541-IIs. In CBMXfer the status display of the copy lags behind to real location so it looked to me to be track 35. I threw in my trusty Indus GT and found the write was erroring out at track 36. I looked at the D64 of the demo and sure enough, it is roughly 190k instead of 170k. Writing a D64 requires the disk be formatted so I assume the problem is the tracks beyond 35 are not formatted. I am guessing I could copy the D64 from the SD2IEC mounted as a real disk using a copy utility like Maverick. I want to make this a little more simple. Does anyone know of a good method to format extended tracks (36-40?) While I am going to poke around the next couple of days and see what I can find I would appreciate anyone's input.
  5. I recently picked up some Commodore 64 items and I just can't wrap my head around the C= way of doing things. Their DOS is just so counterintuitive to the way pretty much all other machines do things. I just like Atari 8 bit machines better. Anyways, I have some interesting stuff up for sale. I would rather only ship the C64's and 1541 drive inside the US due to the weight and cost of shipping them overseas. Commodore 64C. NTSC machine. Light yellowing of the system and a couple black marks on the top rear over the vents. Can probably be cleaned up with a little bit of work. Includes power supply and video cable for a Commodore 1702 monitor (the standard split Chroma/Luma cable). $35 plus shipping. SOLD!! 1541 Disk Drive. Tested and in good condition and include IEC serial cable to attach to the C64. $25 plus shipping. SOLD! I have 2 PAL Breadbox C64's. I imported these from Europe to use the PAL software that doesn't run correctly on NTSC machines. Both are in excellent condition with little to no yellowing and both have the desirable 6581 SID chip in them. Neither includes the power supply, just the unit itself. You can use a regular US power supply with them just fine with no problems. I am asking $60 each plus shipping. Or $100 for both plus shipping. SOLD!! Also up for sale is a recently received uIEC and deluxe daugherboard from Jim Brain @ retro innovations. http://store.go4retr...ts/uIEC_SD.html He sells the uIEC and deluxe daughterboard for $60 plus shipping. I am looking for $50 shipped in the USA. I will even include a 12inch IEC cable with it as well. SOLD! Next is a 64NIC+ ethernet cartridge for the C64. Go online with the Commodore 64! This is also from Jim Brain. http://store.go4retr...duct=64NIC%252b Includes a clear case. Jim sells these for $55 with a case. I am looking for $45 shipped in the USA. - SOLD I accept Paypal only.
  6. Just what the title says. I'm looking for a working 1541 drive to use in conjunction with my newly acquired ZoomFloppy. Thanks for looking!
  7. Hello, So I recently purchased a NTSC C64c from my local game shop and a 1541 Floppy drive from ebay. The drive works, but there is a problem, it only responds to being called "9" instead of "8." I have tried various commands from both the internet and the 1541 manual and I cannot get this drive back to 8. I have not opened up the drive to see if there were any mods to it and there is no device id switch on the back like some of the modded drives have. The seller had a picture of the drive responding to the command: Load "Game 3",8,1, so why does this drive not respond to 8 on my C64c? I don't know what model of 64 he had. The guy was also selling other 1541s so maybe he accidentally gave me one of his modded ones. What I'm asking is if I need to mod this drive to get it back to 8 or could there be something wrong with my C64c? I have no soldering experience in case anyone asks. Thanks in advance.
  8. If anyone has a 1541 Ultimate-II and/or 64NIC+ they'd like to sell, please let me know. Cheers!
  9. I've put a post up in the Marketplace as well here is the link with pictures, a description and all that: http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/195554-fs-boxed-commodore-64c-and-boxed-disc-drive-1541c/ I figured I could post it here as well thinking maybe since you guys are more aimed at the classic computers that it might help it sell. Thanks!
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